Westcountry surf school
Westcountry Surf School is a fun, personal and professional surf school based in Newquay, Cornwall. We are a family operated surf school and we want you to feel part of our surfing family after your first surf lesson. As well as having as much fun as possible, we give out expert coaching with a very personal tuition of 1 coach to a maximum of 6 students per lesson ratio. This means we can give you the time to help your surfing progress.
- Kids Surf
- Beginner Surf
- Private Surf
- Getting There
- Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
- After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.
We offer lessons for ages 6 and upwards. Everything included and there’s nothing better than a fun family day out. Who will take the bragging rights? Usually the kids.
You’ll get your first taste of surfing or if returning you’ll get stuck in right away. Maximum of 6 students to 1 instructor, you’ll always be given personal tuition.
Personal, proven to develop your skills faster. If you’re an improver; ask for a particular area in which you want to develop, you’ll be trained in that area.
Prices from 01 January to 31 December
|Prices per person||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
|Kids Surf Lessons||£30||£55||£75||£90||£100|
|Beginner Surf Lessons||£30||£55||£75||£90||£100|
|Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
|1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
- We pick you up from your accommodation
Travelled as a couple
How were the surf lessons?
Amazing. Joel and his team were knowledgeable about surfing and in particular surfing in that area. They were all proper surfers who instructed not just people who had their instructors certificate.
We felt safe and well looked after.
Surf conditions in Newquay :
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With the Gulf Stream running up past Cornwall and keeping the water the warmest in the UK you can surf here all year round. The summer months are the best time to visit for beginner and intermediate surfers with idyllic waist high waves ideal to learn in or brush on your skills. Winter provides solid North Atlantic ground swells and combined with the colder water, a Newquay surf camp will appeal to advanced surfers looking to test themselves in big heavy waves that will test them in different ways than a surf trip to the tropics.
Fistral is probably England’s most well-known surfing beach and can produce world-class, hollow peaks on its day. Undoubtedly Newquays most consistent wave with it being the home of QS events and in the past ASP events. Depending on the tide conditions other waves start to work here. South Fistral produces long left handers that break over a sand and rock bottom, which is sheltered when the wind blows from a northerly direction. North Fistral can produce some hollow barrels when the banks are lined up and is a great spot for beginners as it is well patrolled by lifeguards from April – October. On a low tide you can access the wave known as Little Fistral, this is the small bay to the north of the beach and offers fun left and right-hand peaks.
As we have mentioned before Newquay had every time of wave for every ability of surfer and that includes its own big wave spot, known as The Cribbar. On a big North Atlantic swell the wave breaks of Towan Headland and produces massive double to triple overhead waves that should only be tackled by the most experienced surfers.
When the predominant SW wind blows Towan Beach is the place to head as it blows offshore here. Working best at mid-tide it can produce fun left and right hand waves. A long left can also break off the harbour wall, just watch out for the seals.
You can surf here at all stages of the tide with offshore being the same as Towan Beach. For a unique surfing experience head here at high tide when the infamous ‘Wedge’ starts to work, just respect the local bodyboarders who regulate the spot.
This is the most northerly exposed beach Bay area beaches thus it picks up an extra foot or two of swell than the other beaches. Left and right handed waves break at all stages of the tide but is best from low to mid tide. This was the spot where the popular night surf competition was held.
Great Western Beach
A great spot for beginners that offers fun mellow walls at all stages of the tide, best from low to mid tide also, but can be surfed at high tide, just be aware of the rocks and backwash.
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?
In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.
Debit/Credit cards are not accepted on site – cash only.
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